|Move Over Cutters
||[Dec. 16th, 2008|08:23 am]
So would you call these instances body modification or self-inflicted injury? Is body modification about altering your appearance? Because subdermal staples probably aren't noticeable outside of an X-Ray. Is it just about feeling pain and discomfort every time you use your hand and possibly a nasty itch for years to come by exposing yourself to allergic reactions to nickel? Please reread the word "crayon" five times in the source article before you complete your final essay.|
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Humans are just broken. Wonders will never cease.
2008-12-17 04:50 am (UTC)
My violin teacher
said her whole section used to sew the fingers of their left hands together in home ec. back around 1960. It's just gone from geek trick to high art to neurosis.
Funny you should ask as I've been trying to figure that one out myself. In our culture the first reaction is a wince that it's self-inflicted teen injury, such as cutting oneself. But in other cultures so called self-multilation is body modification for beauty enhancement.
Is a lip with a hole in it and a large wooden disk inserted in it to become large enough for the lip to touch the chest self-mutilation or body enhancement?
Damn these tricky questions!